We’re at the midway point in our week as FC Dallas is getting ready for Vancouver this weekend.
// FC Dallas //
Training Notes: Zimmerman and Diaz return to practice | Big D Soccer
It has been business as usual in training so far this week.
Kings of summer: How FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo conquer the Texas heat | theScore.com
Folks up north are always amazed at how we handle the heat down here.
// MLS //
Orlando City Acquires Dom Dwyer from Sporting Kansas City | The Mane Land
Nearly $1.6 million in allocation being sent to SKC for Dwyer.
Armchair Analyst: Dwyer's sale ushers in new era of MLS business | MLSsoccer.com
Big trades within the league have been a thing in the past but given the knowledge of how much allocation is being thrown around, we really are going to see a new way forward in trades.
Stejskal: Dwyer deal makes sense for Orlando and SKC | MLSsoccer.com
One team gets a boat load of cash that they need to make other moves this summer, and the other side gets a forward that could help spark a playoff run.
Dom Dwyer move offers financial opportunity to Kansas City and goals to Orlando | ESPN FC
SKC gets plenty of money in the deal. How much of it they'll be able to use this year will be interesting to watch and see.
Game-changer! Dwyer’s record move opens a new era of MLS megadeals | FourFourTwo
MLS' surge in allocation money gives teams incentive to make blockbuster deals.
Rumor: Krisztian Nemeth Linked to Sporting KC Return | The Blue Testament
And if you are wondering why SKC would trade Dwyer, it is because they want Nemeth back and they needed the cash to do so.
Sources: Galaxy complete $5 million transfer for Jonathan Dos Santos | Goal.com
The LA Galaxy have completed the transfer of Mexican national team star Jonathan Dos Santos, reuniting him with his brother Gio in a blockbuster deal.
It’s Time for Curt Onalfo to be Fired | LAG Confidential
We all thought Onalfo wasn't the right man to be in charge at the beginning of the season when Bruce Arena left.